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germs and infections to spread. >> reporter: gbnc reports a 17% increase in patients with flu like symptoms. as people come in here with flu like symptoms they will be treated right here in these tents so that they can prevent less spread in the hospital. even those people will be asked to take precautions. hand sanitizer and surgical masks are scheduled throughout the evening. >> i asked for it. >> reporter: shannon dulan brought her asthmatic son to the hospital and insisted on wearing the mask to protect her family at home from the virus. >> when i get to the door, they're wearing them, if i come in and they're wearing them, i better have one on. >> reporter: they also want to
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keep the virus away from the delivery unit. maryland officials are hoping to get the vaccine shot in as early as this week or perhaps next week. unlike the nasal mist version of the vaccine, the shot version of the vaccine is good for pregnant women and those who have severe allergies. we're live in federal hill, eyewitness news. >> thank you very much derek. wjz.com is always on and you can check in for complete flu coverage. new at 6:30, the new treatment for patients who are critically ill. we told you about a shooting and robbery. sally is live with the details. >> reporter: it happened just before 5:00 this evening on wood lawn. police say a man was shot in the head during a robbery. he was taken to shock trauma. there's no word on his
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condition or identity just yet. baltimore county police are searching for at least two suspects. >> sally thank you, if you have any information on this crime you're asking to call baltimore county police. shock and sadness in a cecil county community this evening. a 13-year-old boy was hit and killed by a train. >> reporter: just up the tracks from the sight where eighth grader sean kelly was hit, investigators say he had been playing with his friends in the wood. they all tried to cross, sean was the last to try but he never made it. this is where an amtrak train traveling more than 100-miles- an-hour slammed into 13-year- old sean luther kelly killing him and devastating his family, a close friend asked that we conceal his identity. >> it is really difficult right now for all of us. parents need to make the children aware that these
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trains move way faster than the children perceive. >> reporter: it is the third time in less than a week someone in this area has been hit or killed by a train. lewis george on the dangers. >> it's a tragedy that goes without words. always use the bridge, always use the car, a bike, go some where but never ever get near a railroad track. >> this morning students were notified by their home room teachers of what had happened and were also made aware that the crisis team is going to be available. >> reporter: a recent wjz investigation exposed the scope of the problem that has claimed so many lives in maryland including two 17-year-olds killed on a light rail track in temonia. and a 13-year-old being hit by a train while taking a shortcut to school. >> amtrak has made it a consorted evident to put fences up and all of that. kids still try to get through it. >> reporter: now another family
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is dealing with the heart ache of a tragedy on the tracks. >> it's a serious danger that children need to understand. >> reporter: right now sean's family is simply trying to cope with this and they ask that people respect their privacy. >> the area where the teen was struck was straight with no curves and the accident delayed the train for three hours. >> reporter: take a close look at the composite of this suspect. the suspect entered a car and attacked a woman. the victim says the man had distinctively bulging black eyes. the man was clean cut with
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black hair. you will definitely need a sweater if your heading out this evening or maybe even a light jacket. bernadett woods and bob turk are updating the forecast. >> at least for a while tonight, you will see the moonlight, that's going to help temperatures drop to the low 60s and upper 40s. some spots even cooler, a little bit warmer down by the shore. no precipitation locally. we do have a few light sprinkles going on across the low shore. tomorrow some changes along the east coast and a northeast. bernadette woods has a hood look at how that will affect our weather. >> there are two storms going by us now. they're going to wrap up and move out of here tomorrow. and we may still get some clouds through the overnight or
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just a sprinkle or two. but when they leave us, winds are going to start to pick up and there's some really cold air sitting just off to the northwest that will take over for the second part of the week. we will have those numbers coming up in the forecast shortly. a rush hour of an entirely different kind on the beltway this morning. a woman gives birth to a child that just couldn't wait to come into the world. adam may has more on this delivery. >> reporter: the driver to the hospital wasn't quite fast enough this morning. surveillance cameras catch the action. >> mother was in the front passenger seed, she actually had her baby in her stomach when he got there. >> reporter: medic susan arnett has never had a cut like it.
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>> we asked them if they wanted to cut the cord, they weren't so interested. >> reporter: the healthy little girl weighed in at 6 pounds 5- ounces. meanwhile arnett went back to work and restocked the ambulance. >> this is our ob kit it has everything that we have or we'll need for delivering a baby. >> reporter: not used often, but arnett says she's ready to do it again. >> delivering baby is part of the training from the very beginning. >> reporter: very satisfying day. >> absolutely. it's always a good day, this is just one of the better parts of the job. >> reporter: we can tell you that the baby girl is 100% healthy. live at st. joe's, adam may, wjz. >> what a morning, what a story they have to tell once this baby getting older. adam, thank you very much. some people are getting concerned about the ravens, following a second straight close defeat. this time rival cincinnati scores a late touch down to
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send fans home disappointed. or clicking off the tvs disappointed. sports director mark viviano joins us with reaction from the team and from the fans, mark. >> reporter: the monday morning quarterbacks are out in force today. the ravens first position ended when joe flacco threw an interception. in between a competitive game with the bengals with an ending that had cincinnati celebrating. >> carson palmer, drops back to the sideline. caught out of bounds. >> reporter: carson palmer and the bengals, three flags helped move cincinnati on the drive. another on ray lewis, 15 yards unsportsman like for a helmet to helmet hit on chat ocho-
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cinco. a critical move for lewis. pass interference on walker. who made contact while breaking up a pass to ocho-cinco. the officiating may be called into question, but the ravens stayed away from any referee talk after a stunning 17-14 defeat. >> i'm not thinking about it. i just think we have to play better. the idea is toplay so well that those things become irrelevant. that's what you have to do in this league. >> if you dominate, calls don't matter. referees and stuff that is of no importance to me whatsoever. >> reporter: after two straight defeat, we asked you the fans what the ravens have to do to get back on track. it's our fan cam question of the day. >> less penalties. less penalties will make it work. >> they really have to watch the penalties, they're absolutely killing us. >> yes mason is very good. they didn't do it yesterday, of
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course that's why we lost. >> reporter: everybody has an answer. for more fan cam, come here to wjz.com. now ravens coach john harball said today he believes the ray lewis helmet hit will not draw further penalty. we'll hear from him coming up a little bit later on in sports. >> the agony and the ecstasy. the ravens are back on the road next week to take on the undefeated vickings. i wish it were. that's next sunday at 1: 1:00. >> i can guarantee you, the anybody had those -- they are full of change tonight. coming up, a surgery that can help people who are losing
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their hearing or have lost it. meet suzy living life to the limits while it allows. and a crisp night ahead, don't miss the updated first warn forecast, that's straight ahead.
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a heat stroke is to blame for the death of a maryland soldier who died during basic training. wood collapsed last wednesday in fort jackson, south
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carolina. we explain, his family now wants answers. >> reporter: jemal britt always dreamed of going to the military. >> my son was so excited about going to the army. i'm going to come back and go to college. he was so happy. and now he's sitting in a box. >> reporter: before graduating from basic training, jamal had to complete a test. >> about 100 meters before the end of the run he fell and collapsed and was complaining that he couldn't feel his legs. >> reporter: jamal was taken to the hospital where he had a heart attack and died. the coroner said he suffered a heat stroke. >> there was no reason for him to be taken a physical training test around 12 noon. >> reporter: jamal's father said his son was in good health. in fact, he was an athlete.
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>> i asked is everything okay, and he said, dad, don't worry, i have it beat. >> reporter: jamal comes from a family of servicemen including his dad, uncle and grandfather. now instead of celebrating jamal's celebration, they're planning his funeral. >> nobody wants to send your child off to basic training and come back dead. nobody wants that. >> reporter: jamal's family says there's no excuse for his death. one that could have been prevented. >> somebody wasn't thinking. and because somebody wasn't thinking my son is dead. >> reporter: wjz tried repeatedly to contact authorities but those calls were not returned. this is the second heat related death at fort jackson in the last few months. in august, a soldier from milwaukee died from heat stroke while participating in a foot march.
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howard county police are cracking down on one area plagued with prostitution. police have made several arrests. people living along the rout one corridor have long complained about prostitution. there have been three sting operations since a new detective took over in august. a diagnosis of terminal cancer is literally a death notice. but a baltimore city woman is making it a celebration of life. susy wadock is making the most of the time she has left. >> reporter: suzy wadock stepped into a cage to get close to sharks a year ago, just for the thrill of it. >> when the doctor gave me a limited time to live, i thought it would be fun to live. do something exciting, alive. >> reporter: so last august, suzy went hand gliding for the first time at the age of 79.
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choosing new experiences during the last of her life, not chemotherapy or treatment. >> oh, i admire the people that went through it. but not me. >> reporter: what suzy is doing isn't just about suzy it's about family. >> she's an important part of their lives, and we've always stressed, family comes first. they're beg, borrowing and stealing vacation days from work to be a part of these trips. >> my children's children will be talking about their great grandmother and be talking about the spirit that she had toward her end of life. and that's a legacy that will last forever. >> reporter: no one is sure how
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much time suzy has left. doctors have said six to nine months. >> when it hits it hit, but hopefully i go fast and that's it. >> reporter: in the meantime there is living to do. >> suzy, how do you feel. >> wonderful, it's awesome. >> good job. >> suzy and her family will travel to florida later this week to swim with the dolphins. next month, the grand canyon. >> boy that's the way to live regardless of what your status is. >> so admire her. >> that's the way to go. let's take a look at temperatures and conditions. mid-50s, winds east at seven. the barometer holding steady. when we come back we'll take a look at tuesday and the rest of
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take a look outside, you can definitely feel the fallness in the air. >> that's right. the season is here. >> leaves are changing, acorns are falling. this year we had a lot of acorns. according to some old-timers, the heavier acorns you have, the bigger ones, the more dense they are, the tougher the winter. it's winter weather some place right now. minnesota and colorado were seeing snow today. around here, not quite that
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cold. garrett county and a couple of days may see some snowfalls. 66 ocean city. 55 out in cup cumberland, lots of clouds. we're seeing sunshine that's just geting to come out in the last couple of hours. generally we'll look for partly cloudy skies. we have this east-northwest wind that kept the clouds in the area. for us, cloudy skies and then some clearing as you can see, just north of us quite a few breaks in the cloud cover. so tonight, we'll go with cloudy skies and partly cloudy skies. here's the snow into portions of minnesota, the nebraskas, colorado. all this is primarily headed
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north. there's another shot of cool air, that's headed our way. we are seeing sprinkles and showers across pennsylvania, we're caught in between. right now we're seeing little breaks in the cloud cover. perhaps some showers up this way. but generally we'll stay partly cloudy. temperatures are going to rebound. low pressure bringing us a will the of cloud and maybe some rain late thursday and probably again on friday. along with cool temps. northwest wind at 50 to 20 knots. the bay temp around 66. a sprinkle possible in some spots later. 46 by morning, which is normal. tomorrow up to 68, sunshine and a mixture of clouds and morning and looks like we'll see a lot
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of sunshine by the afternoon. >> it's only monday. thank you bob. >> still to come on wjz eyewitness news. sudden impact, a mini van slams into a gas pump and is pinned. what happened to the man under the pump. how will the u.s. strike back. the h1n1 virus a study of who is most at risk. a day
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it is just before 6:30, 53 degrees and partly cloudy. good evening, thanks for staying with wjz. three new h1n1 studies show that unlike other flu viruses, h1n1 attacks relatively healthy young adults and adolescents. as drew levinson reports, the studies also find keeping
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oxygen flowing for the most severely sick is key. >> reporter: the gray majority of the people who get swine flu will recover on their own. but for patients who need hospitalization, their conditions can quickly worsen. leading to incentive care and even death. severe illness is more common in relatively healthy adults and adolescents. a third h1n1 study finds a treatment usually reserved for premature babies and heart patients can help. it's called egma. the patient's blood is run through a machine that pumps oxygen into is blood before returning it to the body. >> the addition of this egma
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system assisted patients in recover and doing better. >> reporter: the twine flu has sent dozens of the people into the emergency rooms. the number of sick could overwhelm some hospitals. a panel warned a massive outbreak could lead to 2 million hospital admissions. up to 200,000 people would require intensive care. taking most of the beds in the icu. >> when young patients arrive with the flu, they will be aware they can rapidly worsen. >> wjz13 is always on, check in for complete flu watch coverage. along with key information from
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the cdc log on to wjz.com. police are looking for two men responsible for an armed robbery. it happened saturday afternoon, police said the two male suspects left the scene in a dark blue mini van or suv. it's been three years since the u.s.s. bombing of the cole. sally is live with a memorial being held. >> reporter: on october 12th. 2000, terrorists pulled up next to the u.s.s.cole and set off explosives. vic back to you. >> sally thank you. the mother of the one of the victims says the attack is a
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reminder of terrorism's toll. jill brown reports from washington, al-qaida leaders are believed to be hiding to wage war on u.s. troops. >> reporter: this man was one of dozens injured when the blast ripped through a crowded market. the convoy killed more than 30 people. the taliban has unleashed a wave of violence, trying to upset the military's plan for a new offensive. over the weekend, taliban fighters swooped in, intending to capture hostages. the white house is carefully watching the taliban maneuvers and the pakistani response. their fight is closely tied to
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the u.s. war across the border in afghanistan. the u.s. needs pakistan's help to rule out al-qaida operatives and stop fighter from crossing over. congress just passed a bill triple u.s. aid to pakistan. but there are concerns inside pakistan that conditions for the money amount to u.s. meddling in pakistan's national interest. the legislation is still waiting for president obama's signature. he sits down with his war cabinet again this week as they work on a new strategy for fighting the taliban and al- qaida in afghanistan and pakistan. in washington, joel brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> the taliban says it will continue its attacks. ocean city's fire marshall has a plan to make sure every multi family dwelling in the
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city has carbon monoxide detectors if there's gas burning equipment in the building. the fire marshal's department will periodically change ten of those buildings to make sure they are in compliance. amtrak says ridership dropped by over a million riders, but it was still the second highest year for ridership. that's down from 28.7 million the year before. still ridership is up more than 5% from two years ago. it's time mow for a quick look at some of the stories you will find in tomorrow morning's edition of the baltimore suns. hear from under armour's new president and who's on top in this week's high school football polls. remember to look for the updated forecast from wjz first warn weather team. a new push is under way in
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the health care industry to categorize heart attacks differently in menandd women. >> reporter: estethetician bornstien makes people feel good from the outside, but she was not feeling good on the inside. >> i would have never thought. >> reporter: researchers at the women's heart center at in los angeles are hoping to categorize the disease separately. specifically calling it eskinick hard disease for women patients. >> if you can name something, then you feel like you can see it. if you think you can see it. then maybe you can do something
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about it. >> reporter: doctors have been working on this research for 50 years. and hope renaming heart disease will help health care providers diagnose male and female patients more effectively. some female patients like bornstein don't have fatty plaque which are common in men. >> almost half of women don't have that problem. they actually have problems in the smaller arteries that you cannot see on the traditionally angiograhm. >> reporter: that was the case for for bornstein. doctors hope that when it comes to treating patients, it is no longer business as usual. >> heart disease is responsible for 40% of all the deaths in the united states. more than all forms of cancer combined. a new kind of surgery may
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help people who lost their hearing. researchers have found a new method. the old method was invasive and lengthy. but now doctors are using a new guided approach. the surgery could take just one hour. deadly accident, what caused a bus
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students at a utah hospital are in mourning tonight after the loss of their band teacher who died trying to save dozens of her band students. >> heather christianson and 54 students were returning home from a band competition in idaho when their bus veered off the road, the driver of the bus slumped over.
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that's when christianson grabbed the wheel and tried to control it. she was thrown out of the window. the bus driver had a medical condition that caused the crash. tonight the school and community will come together for a vigil to remember christianson. three people were killed when their uhaul collided with a train. the train was traveling about 50 to 60 miles per hour during the time of the collision. all of the victims age 24 to 26 were killed at impact. a mini van crashes into a gas station. the man was pinned under a pump after an elderly woman -- the victim did suffer serious burns and bruises but is expected to recover. the cause of the crash is under investigation. if you own a team mobile side kick phone, you may be one of the thousands of people who
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lost all their personal information. company spokesman says a number of service failed over the weekend and caused the data to be wiped out. most users found their contact information and pictures just simply disappeared from their phones. a couple of cranky mag pies are not being good neighbors. they are turned into birds of prey. swooping down and attacking people. that includes this reporter. one couple says they're afraid to leave their home. as long as the birds are out there. >> this is the first time in 45 years, you know. we've never had this problem before. >> they just have to be gone. i've been attacked several times and my husband is not well and he's been attacked two
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times. >> a local company has offered to relocate the birds for a $400 fee. >> i think the birds were just trying to tell the reporter, i told you no comment. >> get a cat. hi vic and denise, coming up on the eve of a vote from an attack from insurance companies, the health care plan will add $4,000 a year to the average family's health care cost by 2019. but the white house is firing back, we'll investigate the claims from both sides. they were just six college kids who loved to shoot hoops in their backyard, now they're an internet sensation. that's assignment america and
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a brisk start to the new week around the region, a live look outside, will the week be just as chilly? bernadette has a look at what we will see tomorrow. >> tomorrow is a little wilder. temperatures are going to warm up to the upper 60s. now the winds are also going to start to kick in, but that will
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bring in another round of cool air, and for more on that, here's bob. >> looks like we'll be looking at clouds coming back by thursday. some shower activity, maybe some steady rain into friday and chilly 40s, low 50s. then saturday still probably some left over showers, maybe some clearing late. some cool tems, expect for tomorrow,vic. >> okay bob thank you. months after michael jackson's death, we finally hear his last solo "this is it" this is it the the first single from the pop star's album. heavily guarded vans delivered the single to sony headquarters in london. it is expected to become a number one hit.
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mark stein has more from hollywood. >> coming up on entertainment tonight. our epic robin. >> you tell me you were doing the yoga are you still on the routine? >> you can't really do it when you start shooting. the weekend, i get a day away to working out over the week end. but when you start shooting, you have to sort of just hold on to your energy a little bit. because you never really know what's going to happen. >> and we didn't expect this to happen. >> oh my gosh. >> russel introducing us to his sword handling son. >> you know how to use it?
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>> yeah. >> can you show us. >> you are asking for it now. >> reporter: new jon and kate legal developments as they head to court tomorrow. we'll have that and so much more coming up later right here on entertainment tonight. >> and you can see entertainment tonight at 7:30 here on wjz. >> yes you can. still to come on eyewitness news tonight, more reactions from the ravens now that they've had a day to ponder the
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well it's a cliche, but talk about your roller coaster ride. watching that game yesterday. >> win three, lose two, 11 games to go. the roller coaster is the nfl season for sure. losing on the road at new england that is unstandable. but losing at home to the bengals, that wasn't supposed to happen. and coach harbal just isn't able to answer the questions. the ravens offense never got going.
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joe flacco threw two interceptions. flacco completed no passes to derrick mason. the defense got carved up by carson palmer. questions linger about how the ravens played and what the game plan was. but harball cut short some of those thoughts today. >> i'm not even going there. to me that question answering that question, would have no light for us. we ran the ball, passed the ball as much as we needed to. we call the defenses that we thought we needed to call. special team plays we thought we needed to call the game. looking back at it from that perspective, has no value for our football team. >> they've got six days to rebound, heading into another tough one at minnesota on sunday. that's a game you can see right here on wjz, brett favre and the vickings one of five unbeaten teams still standing. if you think coach harball is irritated. raiders coach singletary is really seeing read after his
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team not only lost but embarrassed himself. he goes into the sanders salute, he was hit. he had to apologize to his teammates. >> bloody fore head owen, he later had to get stitches, he did it to himself. coach jim moore and the seahawks overcame the self- inflected injury, they went on to crush baltimore 6-0. that was horrible. there is play off baseball right now in colorado, the phillies have a lead in the rockies in the second inning of game four of that series. a phillies are victory would clench that series and send them to new york. and alex rodriguez gave the yankees a big left. homers in minnesota last night. uplifting for a guy known for
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struggling in the play offs. good for a. rod after being vilified after starting the season admitting he was using steroids. >> i have an opportunity to do things right, both on and off the field. >> rodriguez and the yankees play host to the -- now the end of the series marks the end of baseball at the dome in minnesota. they removed home plate after the game. the twins will play in a new stadium next year. and they had buries a dollar 28 years ago, and it was still there. >> they take the old home plate and put it in the new stadium.
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>> in the new stadium, that's tradition. >> that's good. we'll be right back. >> plus assignment america, you've never seen
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don't miss the cbs line up. csi miami followed by eyewitness news at 11:00. that's it for us, we will be back on these seats at 11:00. i'm vic carter. >> inise >> couric: tonight, on the eve of a critical vote on health care reform, the insurance industry drops a bombshell, claiming the senate bill would eventually boost your premiums by thousands of dollars. i'm katie couric, also tonight, the election mess in afghanistan a topup official there finally admits there was widespread fraud. an exclusive interview with this former deputy to who got fired for sounding the alarm. a six-year-old brings a cub scout you ten sill to first grade and is suspended for 45 days.
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critics say it's a zero tolerance rule that makes zero sense. and the shot seen round the world. the new web sensation in steve hartman's "assignment america." captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: and good evening, everyone. the senate finance committee is ready to vote tomorrow on its version of health care reform, but now, at the last minute, an unexpected turn. the insurance industry, which had been an ally in the battle for reform, is suddenly blasting the senate plan, claiming it would wind up costing americans with insurance a whole lot more than they're paying now. the industry put out an estimate that says by 2019 the senate plan would have the average family paying $4,000 a year more in premiums than they would without reform.

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